LeBron James Would Be Fine Playing With Lance Stephenson

by February 01, 2017

Lance Stephenson’s colorful history with LeBron James doesn’t disqualify him from a potential job with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavs are holding workouts with Stephenson, Mario Chalmers, Kirk Hinrich and Jordan Farmar in their desperate search for a playmaker.

James says he holds no ill will towards Born Ready.


“I got a history with all those guys except Jordan,” James said after shootaround Wednesday, as the Cavs prepared for their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. “I got a history with Lance too, obviously. I got a history versus Kirk. I played him in a lot of playoff series. And I got a history with Rio [Chalmers]. … At the end of the day, Rio is recovering from his Achilles tear. I hope he’s been doing everything he needs to do just to get back on the floor. He loves to play the game.


“I’m a supporter of what this franchise wants to do, no matter what it’s doing. But my focus right now is to get our guys playing championship-level basketball.”


Would James have a problem teaming up with his former foe? […] “I just want to win, man,” James said. “That’s all that matters to me. I got no personal problems with nobody.”